The wheels on the bus go round and round…. Most children know this rhythm. But how did buses evolve? Check out this video history of the bus. The first bus was designed in 1830 in Great Britain. It was driven by a steam engine. In 1895 an eight-passenger bus with an engine was built in Germany. There were buses in use in the US for sightseeing in New York City during the early part of last century. In 1921 the first vehicle with a chassis specifically designed for bus service was made in the US. From these humble beginnings came modern day buses we know.